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A Look at U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

March 16, 2004

As of Tuesday, March 16, 564 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 385 died as a result of hostile action and 179 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.

The British military has reported 58 deaths; Italy, 17; Spain, eight; Bulgaria, five; Ukraine, three; Thailand, two; Denmark, Estonia and Poland have reported one each.

Since May 1, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 426 U.S. soldiers have died _ 270 as a result of hostile action and 156 of non-hostile causes, according to the military.

Since the start of military operations, 2,822 U.S. service members have been injured as a result of hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s figures. Non-hostile injured numbered 428.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

_ No new deaths reported.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Army Sgt. Daniel J. Londono, 22, Boston, Mass.; died Saturday when an explosive struck his vehicle in Baghdad; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

_ Army Pfc. Joel K. Brattain, 21, Santa Anna, Calif.; died Saturday when an explosive struck his vehicle in Baghdad; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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